Construction accidents have been on the rise, more than tripling in 2012 from the previous year. The injuries sustained from these job site accidents tend to be catastrophic and life threatening due to the inherently dangerous nature of the work involved. If you are injured as a result of a construction accident, the New York construction accident lawyers, Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, should be the first call that you make.
Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman P.C. has obtained many verdicts, awards and settlements on behalf of their clients in order to compensate them for their injuries and pay their medical bills. These awards also increase the level of safety experienced by all New Yorkers by serving notice on negligent parties, regardless of whether they are individuals, businesses, corporations or municipalities, that the hazardous conditions they created or failed to correct will not be tolerated.
Alan Shapey Obtains $20 Million Settlement
Most recently, New York construction accident lawyer and Lipsig partner, Alan Shapey, obtained a verdict for a construction worker in excess of $20 million dollars. The July 2, 2013 verdict came after a hard fought three-week jury trial. The verdict was taken against a property owner who was found to be negligent in shoring up an excavation trench in the Bronx. The trench collapsed and resulted in the worker sustaining deep lacerations that required over 100 sutures to his face and chest along with serious traumatic injuries to his neck, back and shoulders.
Devastating injuries such as those suffered by the worker in the collapsed trench often result from the failure to follow the many rules and regulations that exist to ensure worker safety. Other times accidents result from equipment that was not properly installed and maintained or result from an employer or owner’s failure to follow the required safety regulations. Often these conditions are allowed to exist or go uncorrected because it saves a landlord, business or municipality money.
Get The Help Of New York Construction Accident Lawyers
The significant verdicts New York construction accident lawyers Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman continue to take not only help injured clients, but also help to make New York a safer place to work by removing the profit motive that landlord’s businesses or municipalities have in allowing dangerous and unsafe conditions to exist.
Remember, if you are injured in a construction accident, call Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 212-285-3300 or fill out a contact form today.